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14 June 2019 ~ Comments Off on Bluenose Ultramarathon

Bluenose Ultramarathon

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30 May 2019 ~ Comments Off on Art Competition

Art Competition

This week, our hall was transformed into a pop-up art gallery, much to the delight of the children. The space is now home to hundreds of bright, thoughtful, intriguing and playful pieces and classes have been visiting each day to take it all in.

The works were created by children throughout the school over the past few weeks as part of our first annual art competition. The children explored a range of techniques and stimuli under the theme ‘Skerries’ and used imagination and enthusiasm to create many wonderful pieces of art.

We would like to congratulate and thank every child for their submission.

The competition has been kindly sponsored by the PTA and judging is currently ongoing. Prizes will be given out at our end of year assembly.

 

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27 May 2019 ~ Comments Off on Reminder – School Closed

Reminder – School Closed

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that school is closed on Friday 31st May,

Monday 3rd and Tuesday the 4th June. 

School re-opens as normal at 8.30am on Wednesday 5th of June.

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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Some Arrangements for next term

Some Arrangements for next term

Dear Parents,

We have reached the end of term two and are all enjoying our last day. Thank you for all your support during the term. I need to inform you of some changes to our arrangements for next term.

Firstly, all schools must take a day of reflection and planning in connection with the revised Primary Language Curriculum during this school year. The Board of Management has considered this and has decided to schedule this day for Tuesday 4th June. As you might already be aware, school is closed the Friday and Monday of that weekend and so, for children, this will be an additional day when they don’t need to come to school. All staff will be at school participating in this professional development day.

Secondly, we are moving our final end of year assembly to Friday 14th June. At our next assembly, which will happen on 3rd May, medals for pupil of the 2nd term will be presented. Our June assembly will therefore include medals for pupil of the 3rd term and also plaques for pupil pf the year. It was felt that we needed  more time between both assemblies.

For now, I wish everybody a relaxing and enjoyable break. Happy Easter to all who celebrate this. We look forward to seeing everybody back after the holidays on Monday April 29th. 

Best wishes,

Tomás

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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Remaining Parent Assemblies

Remaining Parent Assemblies

Dear Parents,

Here are the dates for the Parent Assemblies for the rest of the year.

The assembly usually starts at 8.40am for junior infants to second class and at 10.30 am for 3rd to 6th class. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Friday May 3rd

Friday June 14th

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19 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on School Closure

School Closure

School is closed for the holidays for

2 weeks and re-opens

on Monday 29th April at 8.30am.

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08 April 2019 ~ Comments Off on Spring Raffle

Spring Raffle

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28 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Traffic Management

Traffic Management

28 March 2019.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued co-operation regarding our traffic management strategies. It is only through your support and understanding that we can keep your children safe.

From today, we will close the gates at 8.40am, this is a permanent arrangement. We ask all parking permit holders to leave by 8.40 am each morning.  The gates will remain closed all day. The Board of Management are happy for parents to access the car park of the school to collect a sick child or drop off after an appointment. We ask that you open and close the gates when doing so.

There are signs on the gate with the school telephone number if you have mobility issues and need to gain access to the school. Please pass this information to anyone who collects your child and has a parking permit. We ask that you do not park in front of the closed gates at any time even if it is a quick drop off/pick up to or from the school.

Thank you.

 

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27 February 2019 ~ Comments Off on Literacy Week

Literacy Week

WOW –  What a Wonderful Literacy Week in Skerries Educate Together

Literacy week was a huge success in Skerries Educate Together.   The aim of literacy week is to bring the pleasure of books and story to our children.

One of the big events of Literacy week is our Author visits.  Every class had creative writing workshops with the authors and this was an inspirational and engaging experience for our children.   Authors Jane Landy, Megan Wynne, Tony Curtis, Olive Mooney, Catherine Ann Cullen all brought the magic of creativity to our school.

We also had children from 5th and 6th class reading a thought-provoking or inspirational piece from a book every day over the intercom.  This was followed immediately by DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) The whole school taking part in DEAR time at the same time every day is a lovely thought.  We also had buddy read time where 2 classes of different levels came together, sometimes in our lovely library, sometimes in a classroom, and read books together.

Another very popular event supported by the Parents is the Creative Writing competition.  Every child in the school gets to write their own story in school and the parents have the extremely difficult task of selecting a winner for the WOW AWARD.  WOW stands for Words of Wonder and every piece that we received confirms that that is a very appropriate name.  The children were very proud of their lovely stories and reminded us adults once again how much can be achieved by children when encouraged to explore, experiment and imagine.  Their creativity, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box was overwhelming.  We are delighted that parents get involved in this, particularly as it is part of our curriculum and the home school connection for such an event is always welcome.

Literacy week culminated in a fun creative dress assembly with parents.   The winners of the creative writing competition were presented with the WOW awards at this great event

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24 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on After School Clubs Spring 2019

After School Clubs Spring 2019

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please read carefully as the system has changed.

You must register for clubs online via the school website.

Registration will be open on Friday morning, 25th January and close at 9pm on Sunday 27th.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.

In the interest of fairness you may book each child on a maximum of two clubs. You may select 1st and 2nd preference for each club. As far as possible every child will be allocated one club of their choice before any child is allocated a second club.

Please take time to choose you child’s options carefully. All applications will be processed after booking closes. Applications received will be sorted randomly rather than on a first come first served basis, places will then be allocated automatically. This is fair to all parents and avoids the situation where parents feel under time pressure which results in errors in completing the application forms.

Please only choose a club that your child intends to take part in – it is not possible to have a second round of allocations so if your child is allocated a place and does not take it up some other child misses out.

You will receive confirmation email that your application has been received.

Club places will be allocated on Monday when you will receive details of your allocated clubs and what payment is due.

Early applications will not be processed.

PAYMENT SYSTEM

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When:  Thursday 31st January

Where:  At the school (front entrance by bike shed)

Time: 6-8pm

WHAT TO BRING

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  • Payment for the clubs allocated to your child as per the email received
  • If your child did not take part in clubs last term and did not take out the pupil protector insurance you will need to complete a form on payment night and pay €7.50

If payment is not received on payment night you will lose your place in the club. If you cannot attend payment you can send someone else in your place.

Please do not contact the school as clubs are not run by the school.

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